STEM Skills
Brenda Comstock
Monday, May 21, 2018

Over 160 middle school students from Fairfield Center School, Mississquoi Valley Union Middle School, St. Albans City School, and St. Albans Town Educational Center descended on the BFA/NWTC campus to show off their STEM skills. This Tech and Engineering Day provides an opportunity for middle school students to think about and explore engineering and science educational pathways while giving them an opportunity to show off their critical thinking skills. Students participated in a series of competitions including bridge building, electrical systems, user experience, material engineering, packaging design, and more. Leeann Wright, NWTC Director, expressed the importance of exposing students of all ages to STEM related education and career options available to them in their communities. She is thankful for the generous support from the STEM Challenge Initiative, and their partnership with BFA, which allowed the event free of charge for participants, ensuring that all schools, regardless of budget, can attend. This year, the Overall Winner of Tech and Engineering Day at Northwest Technical Center was St. Albans Town Educational Center.